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There are great opportunities to build on relationships between community legal centres and researchers, to ensure meaningful access to justice across Australia.

Each year, Australia’s community legal centres provide legal assistance to over 200,000 vulnerable people, across family, criminal and civil law. Our data collection tool collects more than fifty different types of information about each client, and our legal work covers a large number of legal areas.

This is a rich and underused resource for researchers interested in how real people experience the law, its structures and processes.